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East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

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Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

from Greater LA

These four festivals will make you remember why you love music so much. This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound are coming your way.

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LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Expansion of LA’s ‘anti-camping’ law will impact Black Angelenos the most

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

from Greater LA

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

1990s palm-sized skateboards draw new generation of fans, competitors

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

from Greater LA

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Echo Park Trash Club gets rid of litter on streets, mistrust at homeless camps

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

from Greater LA

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

New Mexico’s Muslim community on alert after series of shootings

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

South LA doctor stretches monkeypox vax, hopes to accommodate walk-ups

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

East Coast mayors scramble to help migrants being sent from TX and AZ

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug smuggling. The Biden administration is working to free her.

18-hour work day in Russian colony could be reality for former WNBA star

Former WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug smuggling. The Biden administration is working to free her.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

60 doses become hundreds: Doctor stretches monkeypox vax in South LA

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand